Photography Consultancy + Remote Tuition
Book a Zoom Consultation!
Need help with your photography? I can’t assist everyone face to face but what I can do is speak to you 1:1 remotely via Zoom. We agree a time and date (accounting for any time zone differences) and I will send you an invite on receipt of payment. (Prices and testimonials below)
Common questions answered via Zoom:
1) What Leica camera / Leica mount lens should I get?
Confused as to what Leica camera or Leica lens to buy? Do not panic! This is the question I receive most often. We discuss the various camera/ lens options to work out what is best for your specific needs.
2) Help with your Film Photography/ Film Camera?
Experiencing problems with your film camera(s) or struggling with your film developing? No problem! If I use the same camera there is a good chance I can help you.
3) Portrait Lighting – What gear should I use?
Looking to improve your portrait photography lighting but need help with gear or technique? I can help! I use speedlights, studio lightings, hot lights, LED lights .. and various modifiers for each of them.
Zoom Prices – Single bookings
- 15 minute call – £15.00
- 30 minute call – £25.00 (see block booking discounts below)
- 60 minute call – £45.00 (see block booking discounts below)
*Payments via PayPal to Mosbornephotography@gmail.com
“I recently contacted Matt for some advice regarding a lens purchase. I was really impressed with his enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise with Leica and Voitlander lenses. I highly recommend jumping on a zoom call and for a small fee save yourself hours of google research.” – Dubai
“Many of Matt’s ideas are close to mine but, not having the opportunity to experiment as much, means I need to work with someone who has done it. In that respect Matt did not disappoint. In fact, our discussion led to new possibilities. One zoom call was just not enough, but definitely worth it.” – New York
“Matt has a good ear for listening and a clear way of explaining various topics, leading to a very pleasant remote tutoring experience. He understood my photographic journey and advised sensible and concise actions for improving in my hobby. My first session of five was already jam packed with knowledge, and Matt’s broad range of experience gave me the confidence he can help me in all aspects of photography that are relevant to me. Gear buying recommendations were spot on as well.” – Netherlands
“For years my goal was to get a Leica Rangefinder. I lived in South America for several years so that was an almost impossibility. Two years ago I sold all my Fuji kit and bought a Leica M9 and a couple of Voigtlander lenses. Spent the next year loving the form factor, the measured approach to photography, the simpleness of the rangefinder system. Christmas of last year I noticed some color streaks in my photos. Thought it was corrosion even though the sensor had been replaced. Turned out the sensor was kaput. Got a great deal on a ME (Typ 240) and started using it. Matt helped me work through some issues and I starting shooting with it. Attached a Summilux 50 and got some beautiful photos.
Problem was, it wasn’t a “fun” as the M9 and pretty soon, the process in which (in my mind) the camera should be an invisible part of the photographic process changed to where it was the main part of the photography process. I wasn’t thinking of composition or the photographic triangle, I was trying to line up the patches and snapping the shot. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when I was out taking photos of Christmas lights, trying to get poorly illuminating photos was frustrating. I’m not knocking the camera. Beautiful photos have been taken by less capable cameras. It’s not the Rangefinder cameras are not good enough for me, I’m just not able to exploit them to their fullest. I wasn’t sure what camera would tick my boxes so I reached out to Matt and booked a zoom call. We talked through various camera options and I decided on the Leica SL Model. I’m now looking forward to some of the automation and Matt was a big help in working out that purchase.” – Uruguay
“The nature of the Leica ecosystem being what it is, it naturally means that reviews for Leica and Leica-related gear is not going to be as easy to find as the numerous amount of opinions in relation to equipment of other brands, like Sony or Nikon or Canon. Speaking to Matt is really helpful because of his experience at testing different pieces of gear by Leica, or designed for the Leica ecosystem.” – UK
“I spent hours and hours watching YouTube videos trying to decided on what my first film camera should be. I came aromas Matt’s videos and while they were thorough, I knew I just needed to actually talk to someone with knowledge about film face to face. I was able to talk with Matt about what I was looking for in a film camera and he provided me with a few options within different price ranges. While he did suggest many options within my budget my mind just kept coming back to the M6. I’m happy to announce I have joined the Leica community! Can’t wait to drain my pockets on lenses. 😂” – Chicago
*New page (December 2021) – Updating in progress..
Buy Once and Save
Often you tell me that is it not possibly to see or test a camera/ lens before purchasing. If I own the equipment I show you during the call (and often next to additional similar products) so you can see how they compare. If you want to test the camera or lens for youself I offer this service as part of my workshop days.
Remote Photography Tuition via Zoom
Unable to attend one of my face to face workshops but still look to improve your photography? I can teach you remotely. Topics can include –
Common Topics (Not limited to)
- Basic camera settings – aperture/ f stop, shutter speed, ISO
- Using Leica cameras – Leica iii, M, R, CL, SL
- Film photography – using a film camera
- Lighting equipment
- Portrait lighting
- Adobe Photoshop – How I edit
- Adobe Lightroom – How I batch edit
- Black and white film developing
- Colour negative film developing (including motion picture film)
- Film scanning – Epson v800
- Getting into model photography
*Currently teaching is without a model (but I can look to organise if needed)
Zoom Prices – Block booking discounts
- 5x 30 minute calls – £99.00
- 5x 60 minute calls – £199.00